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Changing Mines in America (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9781930066120    Publisher: CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE TECHONOLOGY Year of publishing: 2004     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 240        Language: English
Most Americans today view mines as little more than ugly scars on the landscape places with no connection to an American way of life. This creative new work will force many to rethink that impression:...Read more
Most Americans today view mines as little more than ugly scars on the landscape places with no connection to an American way of life. This creative new work will force many to rethink that impression: after an introduction to the history of mining in America the authors present eight visual and historical essays about diverse sites across the nation each of which reveals mines not simply as physical degradations but as evolving cultural artifacts of the American landscape.
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About the author: Peter Goin
Peter Goin professor of art at the University of Nevada Reno and author of several highly respected books including Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey... Read more
Peter Goin professor of art at the University of Nevada Reno and author of several highly respected books including Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe was awarded the governor's Millennium Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2000. Drawing from the collections of the Nevada Historical Society North Lake Tahoe Historical Society South Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Special Collections at the University of Nevada Goin redefines this faceted jewel Lake Tahoe and its special place in our mind's eye.
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